The Imaging track will highlight novel imaging technologies across a wide range of applications. New technology breakthroughs will be highlighted as well as new ways to use these systems. Applications in the sciences as well as the arts will be presented.


Cultural Heritage Imaging

A collaboration between RIT and the University of Rochester, the Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization, and Education (R-CHIVE) group uses advanced imaging techniques to both digitally preserve and study historical artifacts of cultural significance. The process will be described and the piece will then be performed by a group from the Eastman School.

Prof. David Messinger, RIT

Prof. Greg Heyworth, University of Rochester

Eastman School of Music ensemble

Tuesday 10:30-11:30 – Convention Center, Highland EF

Data Science for Overhead Imaging

Data Science for Overhead Imaging so focuses on the Data Science challenges with remote sensing data. For the panel discussion, I plan to give a brief overview of our high-resolution satellite imaging cameras, where we have been and where we are going.

Bob Fiete, Ph.D, Harris

Thursday 11:30-12:00 – Convention Center, Highland EF


The World at a Hundred Thousand Frames per Second

Peter Carellas, CEO IX-Camera

Tuesday 12:00-12:30

Convention Center, Highland EF

Cutting Edge Imaging Devices and Applications

A discussion on the innovative technologies being developed by the leaders in the industry.

Prof. David Messinger, RIT (Moderator)

Julie Gerstenberger, Moondog Labs, Movie-making with cell phone cameras

Raja Bala, Ph.D, Conduent, Computer vision applications

Christye Sisson, RIT, Ophthalmic imaging

Prof. Bob Rose, RIT, Next-Gen Consumer Imaging Devices

Wednesday 10:30-11:30 – Convention Center, Highland DG


Remote Sensing

A session devoted to technologies and applications of imaging from airborne and space-based platforms. From satellites to drones, learn how remote sensing informs a wide range of challenges including map making, navigation, business analytics, and precision agriculture.

Prof. David Messinger, RIT

Bob Fiete, Ph.D, Harris

Carl Salvaggio Ph.D, RIT

Julie Baker, Ursa Space Systems

Wednesday 12:00-12:30 – Convention Center, Highland DG

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Innovation in Light and Sound in Rochester

This panel will discuss some of the exciting innovations in light and sound that are happening in Rochester, NY.

Julie Gerstenberger, Moondog Labs (Moderator)

Terry Taber, Ph.D, Eastman Kodak

Paul Travers, Vuzix

Prof. Mark Bocko, University of Rochester

Tuesday 10:30-11:30 – Hyatt Regency AB


Light and Sound in Medical Imaging and Therapy

Two panel sessions

Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 – Convention Center, Highland EF

Panel 1 – Ultrasound Technologies (3:00 – 4:00)

Prof. Diane Dalecki, University of Rochester Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ultrasound technologies for non-invasive therapies.

Prof. Kevin Parker, University of Rochester, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ultrasound Elastography

TBD, Ultrasound Imaging


Panel 2 – Biophotonics and Optical Technologies (4:00 – 5:00)

Jay Eastman, Ph.D, Optel, (Moderator)

Cristina Canavesi, Ph.D, LightTopTech, Optical Coherence Microscopy and Optical Biopsy

Craig Fitzgerald, Navitar, Miniaturizing Microscopes for Medical Diagnostics.


Deep Learning in Medicine – Augmented Dermatologic Analysis

Deep learning in healthcare will augment professional decisions, and help patients take charge of their own health. In this session, we will discuss vision science in medicine, and demonstrate a new deep learning app for dermatologic diagnosis and patient triage.

Rob Phipps, VisualDx

Thursday 11:00 – 11:30 – Convention Center, Highland DG